NEW! Art Films - streaming online!
Browse a rich set of films in the PCC Library's new Art and Architecture collection through Films on Demand. Enjoy!
Images, Articles & Info
Includes approximately 300,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's software tools support viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline. You must register to save any images for future reference and to use ARTstor's sophisticated presentation tools. You also must register to access ARTstor from off-campus.
Grove Art Online
Contains 45,000 full text articles on every aspect of the visual arts--painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography--from prehistory to the present day, and a wide variety of image files. Updated daily.
Fine Arts and Music Collection
Gale. Provides more than 150 full-text magazines and journals that are covered in indices such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide support for research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Full text of about 600 scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, from their earliest issues up to 3-5 years ago. Does not include current issues of the journals.
FirstSearch. A union catalog of over 19 million digital resources. Includes items such as scanned books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies and datasets.
Oxford Art Online
This is the gateway to Grove Art Online, a scholarly art encyclopedia covering all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art. It includes the full text of The Dictionary of Art, as well as The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, The Oxford Companion to Western Art and The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.
Art in America Magazine, Feature Articles
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Search the Library Catalog
Welcome to PCC Library. The Library Catalog is your starting point to find books, ebooks, DVDs, articles, and other materials.
Art Staff Picks
Setting up and expanding your palette, color mixing, dimension, families, schemes and more.
Surface design for ceramics
Open to any page and find a popular technique for embellishing clay.
Art Catalog Searches
Biographies of Artists
Books and movies about the lives of artists.
Newest Books on Architecture
Small spaces, sustainability, green this and that -- what's the latest?
Careers in the Arts
Yes, you can make a living making art! But how? Get some ideas.
Postmodern pots, mold casting, surface design, wow glazes.
Books, DVDs, lots of pictures and great ideas.
Where Are the Art Books in the Library?
In the Cascade, Rock Creek and Sylvania libraries, you'll find the art books on the bookshelves labeled 700.
700 Art History
710 Landscaping & area planning
730 Sculpture, ceramics & metalwork
740 Drawing & decorative arts
760 Graphic arts
770 Photography & computer art
Lost? Ask a library staff person to point you in the right direction.